NASHVILLE, Tenn. —WKRN meteorologist Davis Nolan has spent his entire life forecasting the weather.
On Tuesday, a pair of Titans surprised him with his season tickets – and a game ball with his name on it -- in the Channel 2 newsroom.
And Nolan never saw it coming.
"This is awesome,'' a beaming Nolan said. "I can't wait to show this to my wife. … This was a great surprise. I was freaked out."
Titans defensive lineman Karl Klug and safety Kevin Byard surprised Nolan with a visit to the station on a day when nine Titans in all traveled to locations across town to show their appreciation for season ticket holders.
"It's a good opportunity to meet the fans,'' said safety Rashad Johnson, who traveled with receiver Rishard Matthews to three separate locations on Tuesday. "It is a wonderful thing to incorporate your players and fans together. They support us and they allow us to do what we do."
Davis, who has forecasted weather in Middle Tennessee for 34 years, is a long-time Titans fan. He's been season ticket holder since the team played its games at Vanderbilt in 1998, and has his name – William D. Nolan – is on the wall at Nissan Stadium. He's had seats in Section 121 at the stadium since 1999.
Davis was clearly caught off-guard when Byard and Klug walked in, in uniform. Channel 2 news anchor Bob Mueller came across the newsroom to join in the conversation about the team. The newsmen talked about their loyalty since the team's run to the Super Bowl during the 1999 season.
"You guys can do it,'' Nolan told the players. "I am a believer."
Nolan opened his season tickets as cameras flashed, and video cameras rolled
"This is just a token of our appreciation,'' Byard said. "We do it for fans like you."
"We just have to do some more winning, right?,'' Klug said. "We plan to."
Similar scenes played out in offices and homes across the Nashville area on Tuesday. Offensive linemen Ben Jones and Quinton Spain traveled to two different locations, and defensive linemen DaQuan Jones and Austin Johnson delivered tickets to three stops as well.
Defensive lineman Jurrell Casey traveled to Nissan's headquarters.
"It is a good time,'' Ben Jones said. "I think it's great. The more the players are involved (is great), and showing (fans) we appreciate their support and for sticking with us."
Titans players deliver season tickets to select season ticket members for the 2016 season. (Staff Photos)